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Poster: brewster Date: Nov 5, 2002 12:26am
Forum: movies Subject: final cut pro and MPEG-2

In talking with a product manager of Final Cut pro, he said that with OSx 10.2, final cut pro should import mpeg-2 (maybe using the for pay mpeg-2 widget, I can not remember). If this is not true, please let me know.

There is also a new movie maker promoted for the PC: does this work with mpeg-2 files?

-brewster

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Poster: lil'erin Date: Nov 5, 2002 9:15pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: final cut pro and MPEG-2

Thanks for the post -- I'll give importing the mpeg-2's into final cut pro a try. It makes sense that this would work with the software, but I'm curious also about the size and compression of the image (ie -- what happens when it gets merged with a wider scaled and differently compressed image in that program)... I'll let you know!

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Poster: DVguru Date: Nov 30, 2002 1:31am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: final cut pro and MPEG-2

I work here www.dvc.uk.com as one of 5 technical support staff. we dont do a huge amount of macs since they are not as good for performance realtime editing, so i dont know much about final cut pro, but you can get an rtmac which will edit i-frame mpeg2 on the timeline in finalcut. unfortunately these files are not i-frame they are ibp (dvd encoded, smaller, better quality:bitrate ratio, but bastards to chop and edit!).

On a pc, you can use Premiere 6.5 on its own (if you installed a dvd player) or you can get software plugins to allow it. you can also use a pinnacle dc2000 to edit it with a hardware chip on the premier timeline.

If not, it'd be much better to buy procoder (www.canopus.com) cos that'll convert near enough anything to anything EXCEPT ASF files for some silly reason!!!!

Jay DVC